Fit in the springtime with a healthy diet

We have put together a few tips for a balanced and healthy diet that will also help you drop the pounds over the longer term.

  1. Enjoy the variety of nutrient-rich and low-calorie foods, and combine fruit and vegetables of different colours. Avoid high-fat ingredients such as cream, oil or hard cheese.
  2. Put wholemeal products and potatoes on the table. Bread, pasta, rice and cereal flakes also contain little fat. If you choose the whole grain variant, you increase the amount of fibre in your food.
  3. Consume five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. This covers your vitamin and mineral requirements.
  4. Eat milk and dairy products daily, fish at least once a week, but only a little meat, sausage and eggs.
  5. Reduce fat by using products that contain mainly unsaturated fatty acids, such as rapeseed or pumpkin seed oil.
  6. Use sugar and salt only in moderation.
  7. Drink at least 1.5 litres of liquid throughout the day. Prioritise water, unsweetened teas or juice spritzers. High-calorie drinks such as wine, beer, undiluted fruit juices or soft drinks should be enjoyed only now and then.
  8. Cook the dishes as gently as possible. This preserves the nutrients.
  9. Take your time eating.
  10. Exercise a lot and do sports.